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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6bd/5.5ba/sleeps18-HeatedPool-HotTub-WiFi-GmRm w PoolTable-WetBar-GreatViews!

Vacation paradise with everything that your family could need for a

fantastic beach vacation. This home is one house from the ocean,

offering ocean views from the main living areas, Captains watch

reading loft and front decks. In addition, the rear of the house

offers views of Jockey's Ridge (The largest dune on the East

Coast). This home is consistently well-maintained by my family and

continually upgraded to ensure a great vacation.

Relax by the Private HEATED Pool and hot tub, shoot some pool and enjoy a

cold beverage in the game room with wet bar, or retreat to your own

master suite with tv and dvd or vcr.

Did you know that the average temperatures of both air and water

make The Outerbanks a great place to enjoy the beach throughout the

Fall months??

See the amenities list for a partial list of everything this great

home has to offer.

Bedroom Setup: Ground level-2 bunksets. Mid-Level-2 singles, Duo

bunk with trundle (2 fulls & one single), Queen, King. Top-Level-

King. Three Master suites, 2 Kings have jacuzzi tub, all rooms have

direct bathroom access.

More Details

Bill Walker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Bill Walker

Married on the beach in OBX - Nags Head. Grew up going to the NJ and DE beaches and loved the laid back and less crowded beaches of OBX so much we purchased a home, were married on the beach and spend as much time there as we can.

Bill Walker purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill Walker chose Outer Banks

Primary consideration was the very easy access to the Beach. Great Beach views and Jockey's Ridge views (we can watch them hang glide from the dune on our back decks and in the kitchen). Loved the layout of the house including every bedroom (except one) having private access to one of the 4 decks and every bedroom having private access to a bathroom. A captain's watch loft was a must and our home has one with an oversized reading chair that is the seat that everyone calls 'dibs' on.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Good Morning. What a wonderful home you have.

This has exceeded our expectations already.

Sep 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)


Stunning views for the perfect getaway house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for a get away with friends the first week of March. From the moment we entered the house we were blown away!!

Location: Looks just like the pictures online. The house is in a GREAT location. The beach is just across the road giving fantastic views from all the decks on the front of the house. We made the 60 second talk to the beach almost every day. The back of the house over looks Jockeys Ridge. We were just minutes from the outlet mall in one direction and the Wright Brothers Monument in the other. Everything was at our fingertips. The house is situated so there is always sun and a breeze.

House: When we arrived the house was well cleaned (even to my OCD standards) and in good order. The bedrooms were nice and spacious and had ample closet space. There was more than enough space for everyone in our group, enough that everyone still had their own bathroom. The multiple porches were great, we spent most of our time outside. The men in our group loved the pool table on the first level. The extra fridge downstairs was great for drink storage. The hot tub was nice, a bit smallish for our 8 people, but still nice to have. The kitchen was well lit and I liked that whoever was cooking felt like part of the group in the kitchen and living room, but it was not meant for someone who liked to cook or even for a group that was trying to cook for 8. There were enough regular dishes, but the cookware itself was meant more for 4 or maybe 6 people. It was difficult to cook for 8+ people in smaller pots and pans. We made it work! The large dining room table was great for family style dinners.

Owner: Bill was great to work with. He responded promptly to all of my emails and made sure I had all the right information before we arrived at the house.

Bonus: The little crows nest spot off the living room was a crowd favorite. For the whole week we were there, there was hardly a time when there wasn't someone in the comfy chair. With 180 degree views of the ocean, it's a hard spot to beat! We made our trip in the off season and I couldn't be happier about it. The house is set close to the neighbors (as are all the houses on this road and most of the houses on OBX) and being off season, there were no neighbors peering in windows. It almost felt like we had the area to ourselves. The weather was perfect, 50s-70s all week, and there was no crowding at any of the local attractions. Best trip we've taken in a long time!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing our home for your Spring getaway. We are very glad that you had a great time. I appreciate all of the detailed feedback - particularly about the kitchenware. I will be reaching out to our local team to make sure that we get some larger sized pots/pans/skillets suited to larger meal preparation. I'm sorry you had to make do with the smaller cookware but appreciate the opportunity to get things stocked up for our future guests. Steph and I look forward to helping you in the future. Bill
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a relaxing time away. The home is beautiful with plenty of room for your own space. We enjoyed every second. The owners were ready to answer any questions and getting the home was a breeze.

Our two children and their spouses came and we had a wonderful time. Plenty of room for family time.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, We are so glad that you and your family had a great New Years stay in our home. We have spent many holidays there ourselves and have loved to stroll the beach or enjoy a bonfire on the cool evenings. Best wishes for a fantastic 2016 and we look forward to having you stay with us in the future. Bill & Steph
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Wonderful home! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious home! Lots of room to spread out. The main living area was our favorite. We were able to cook and hang out with the entire family at the same time. Comfortably entertained 3 families (ranging in ages from 6 -70) for Thanksgiving. The house was stocked with everything we needed. The view was a plus! Access to the beach was close by, a very short and pleasant walk. Above all the owners, Bill & Steph, were easy to work with and responded quickly and professionally to every question we had. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thank you so much for choosing our home for your family Thanksgiving! We are very glad you had a great time in our home and in OBX. We have never spent a Thanksgiving in OBX, but know from spending many New Year's holidays in town how great it can be. Thanks also for the kind words - we looking forward to helping you with future vacations as well. Happy Holidays! Bill & Steph
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Raleigh, NC

Great home, great location, great price

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this vacation rental home. The location: steps from the ocean and across the street from Jockeys Ridge. If you plan to cook and eat some fish and shrimp Austin's fish market is a 2-minute walk; it's a clean store with fresh, good looking fish. There are several grocery and beach stuff stores nearby and it's close to some good restaurants.

The house itself is well kept and has plenty of room for folks to spread out. We had the misfortune to be staying there as hurricane Joaquin was heading up so we didn't have much sun, but we were very happy in the house. The dining room table is perfect for games, the crow's nest is great to curl up with a book or laptop, there's plenty of space to sit around the tv watch a movie with some popcorn. We even enjoyed the heated pool when it wasn't raining. The pool table wasn't in great shape when we got there, but I emailed the owner and he had someone out there the next day, which was wonderful! We made good use of the table all week long. The owners really do care about the property, and it shows (so no sitting on the pool table, ya hear).

Overall I'd say this is the perfect house for a large family vacation. The next time we vacation at the beach we will definitely stay at this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fawn, Thank you very much for your thoughts regarding our OBX home. We really appreciate you choosing our home and are glad that you and your family had a great time. Thank you, also, for bringing the pool table to our attention as we certainly want all of our guests to have the best use of it and our other amenities. Now that our kids are school-age we are always jealous when others get to stay in our home in the Fall weeks as we used to spend about 4 weeks there ourselves through Fall and Winter. We look forward to assisting you with future OBX vacation. Bill & Steph
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Farmington, UT

Great Home, Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was perfect for us on this trip. We have vacationed on the Outer Banks four times over the past several years and each time we have enjoyed our stay. This year, we choose to a different home and the Red Drum could not have been more perfect. The home is in an excellent location for all of the activities we like to do when we visit OBX. The Captain's perch was my spot for the duration of the trip with a incredible view of the morning sunrise and the afternoon blue of the ocean. There's enough room to spread out with the living area and the sleeping areas (except one) on different floors allows for privacy and quiet for those wanting to catch some extra sleep while allowing others to watch TV or play cards or board game. Very nice place and a great value. OBX will always be on our shortlist for vacations and this home will be our destination.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words and for choosing our home for your OBX vacation. It sounds like you enjoyed a number of the amenities that my family - and extended family - have always enjoyed about our home and OBX in general. Steph and I hope you have a great Summer and think of us again in the future. Warm Regards, Bill & Steph
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay in The Red Drum. Great location with easy access to the beach, Jockey's Ridge, great restaurants, and shopping. The house was clean and a great layout. It was good to have a highchair there and lots of space. The view was great too. I could actually see the ocean and the sunrise from my bedroom. It was a wonderful week. Thanks to Bill for all his help and we plan to use his property again. I will recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to send a note - Steph and I are very glad that you had a great stay in our home. With multi-generations traveling to OBX when we go, we always try to have something for everyone along with the key essentials that each group may need. We look forward to helping you future OBX vacations. Best, Bill
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 7th 17'
May 7 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 21st 17'
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 28th 17'
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 4th 17'
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 11th 17'
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 18th 17'
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last Week June 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13th 17'
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20th 17'
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27th 17'
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 3rd 17'
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 10th 17'
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1st 17' - Pool Still Open
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 15th 17'
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall/Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $1295 to $4695

Rentals are Full Week Rentals Only! Weeks run from Sunday to Sunday
Ask about multi-week off-season specials
We have pillows/comforters/blankets included - Bedsheets and Bath Towels are Additional

50% due at the time of booking and final 50% payment due 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Top Level Main Living area
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Jacuzzi tub in master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Jacuzzi tub in master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Side-by-Side twins with access to jack and jill bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Pyramid bunk with trundle (full) -jack and jill bath
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunksets on ground level - Private Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private pool (can be heated at additional propane charge) Hot Tub Pool Table Wet Bar Fantastic Ocean Views Fantastic Jockey's Ridge Views Washer/Dryer Dishwasher and all kitchen appliances and furnishings Three Master suites (2 with Jacuzzi tubs) Captain's Watch loft with oversized reading chair and desk High Speed WIRELESS internet 2 New Large Flatscreens in Main living Areas Tv's with dvd or vcr in every room in the house (except bathrooms)! Central Air Conditioning Book Library Game Library Movie Library 2 Stereos (Game room and Great room) Outside enclosed shower Park service Outdoor Grill Ceiling Fans Tons of Deck Furniture

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